Published: May 20, 2018

North Stratton wins Day 1 at SK Gathering

Regina, Saskatchewan – May 19, 2018 – The North Stratton Pipe Band of Edmonton emerged as the overall winner of the Grade 2 event at day one of the Saskatchewan Highland Gathering & Celtic Festival. Thirteen bands competed in near-perfect conditions in Victoria Park, which is at the centre of Regina’s Downtown. Stewart Smith of Calgary won the MSR and Jig & Hornpipe in the Professional solo piping (against four others), and Raphael Mercier won the piobaireachd against two others.

Grade 2 (MSR, three competed)
1st North Stratton (1,1,2,1)
2nd Winnipeg Police (2,2,1,2)
3rd City of Regina (3,3,3,3)

Grade 2 (Medley, three competed)
1st Winnipeg Police (2,2,1,1)
2nd North Stratton (1,1,2,2)
3rd City of Regina (3,3,3,3)

Grade 3 (two competed)
Medley
1st St. Andrew’s, Winnipeg (1,1,1,1)
2nd Calgary Police Service (2,2,2,2)

MSR
1st St. Andrew’s, Winnipeg (1,1,1,1)
2nd Calgary Police Service (2,2,2,2)

Grade 4 (seven competed)
Medley
1st Edmonton & District (1,1,2,1)
2nd Lord Selkirk Robert Fraser Memorial (2,2,1,2)
3rd St. Andrew’s, Winnipeg (3,5,3,3)

Marches
1st Edmonton & District (1,1,4,1)
2nd Lord Selkirk Robert Fraser Memorial (2,2,2,2)
3rd St. Andrew’s, Winnipeg (4,3,1,3)

Grade 5 (Marches)
1st Edmonton Youth Pipe Band

Judges for all events: Dave Hicks, Andrea Boyd (piping); John Fisher (drumming); Terry Lee (ensemble)

 

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